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good morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm reena ninan. this morning on "world news now," making history. face to face. >> pope francis and his meeting with raul and fidel castro in cuba. the pontiff's unforgettable visit and his message to thousands and his travels today in this communist country. >> new details about the suspected sniper busted after a series of freeway shootings in phoenix. 12 women and children died when their vehicle was swept away. one child remains missing. the head of volkswagen says he's
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[ technical difficulty ] and good morning. we begin this half hour with the pope's ten day trip that will take him from cuba to the united states attracting a crowd in havana 300,000 strong. >> it was a huge and massive crowd there. pope francis told catholics that they must serve others if they want to be great. and in a subtle jab to communism, he said service is not ideology. but he refrained from any direct criticism of the cuban government. the pope met with the president raul castro and also visited fidel castro at his home where they exchanged gifts. >> the pope has given to fidel castro some books. books about the gospel, about
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humor in religion. >> three protesters identified as members of the political opposition were detained after trying to approach the popemobile. the pope touching one of them on his hand and head. before he was pulled away by security. the pope is expected to arrive in the u.s. tomorrow afternoon greeted by president obama. as he touches down at andrews air force base. cecilia vega has more on the anticipation and preparation for the pope's three-city american tour. >> reporter: from washington. to philadelphia. to new york. the finishing touches now under way for pope francis' six-day, three-city tour. >> i feel like crying right now. it gives me a lot of hope. >> reporter: among those anticipating the historic first trip to the united states, these inmates, smoothing out the rough edges on the papal chair ahead of the pope's visit to their prison. >> it lets me know that somebody out there cares about us. >> reporter: and these nuns, working double shifts making more than 100,000 communion wafers.
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>> we've been preparing for the last couple of months. >> reporter: catholics like aaron ledesma eager to hear his message. ledesma blogs about being openly gay and catholic. the white house inviting him to be part of the papal audience on the south lawn. what message does that send? >> i think it shows how far we've come, not just the united states but the catholic church as well. >> reporter: we met philadelphia's mayor on those famous "rocky" steps, the backdrop for a papal mass. what's the first thing you're gonna tell him when you see him? >> welcome to philadelphia, thanks for coming. >> reporter: the papal visit, lifting spirits. >> when i say pope, you say francis! >> reporter: from stuffed popes, to pope bobbleheads. even, yes, that is a vatican made from legos. this is a full-fledged pope-a-palooza. 10,000 free tickets were given away online to see the pope here, and they were gone in less than five minutes. cecilia vega, abc news, philadelphia.
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the pope isn't scheduled to arrive in philadelphia till saturday but the city is clearing the streets way ahead of time. take a look. the first phase of towing has already gotten underway. legal parking spots are in such short supply in some neighborhoods in the coming days that some residents are moving their cars to the suburbs. and a brand-new abc news poll just out this morning before the pope's visit shows a shift in opinion among american roman catholics. 56% now say the church is in touch with their views thanks to pope francis, the highest number in 20 years. and up from 34% when francis began his papacy. the poll also shows 81% of american roman catholics now have a favorable view of the church. 50% don't like the direction the church is going. two americans held hostage in yemen have arrived in the country of oman. sam farran and scott darden were greeted by the u.s. ambassador after oman flew them to the capital.
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the men were kidnapped by rebels back in march. a third american also being held in yemen, but it's not clear what his fate is. the u.s. is promising a bigger welcome to refugees from syria and other war-torn nations. planning to accept 85,000 people next year and 100,000 in 2017. but that will not put an end to the tens of thousands of people pushing against europe's borders. mary bruce has the latest from the croatia. >> reporter: as europe struggles for a solution, more lives lost. on the greek island of lesbos, this young syrian refugee, one of 13 to die when their boat capsized. across europe, refugees forced to zig-zag from one country to another with no clear path. near the croatian border in serbia, thousands coming night and day. >> there's absolutely no plan. and as european leaders continue to dither with quotas and things
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like that, refugees are voting with their feet. >> reporter: croatia now pushing refugees out through neighboring nations. they've bussed thousands of refugees here to the border saying they simply have no more room. and in a surprise move, hungary is reopening their border. 35-year-old haifa is overcome with relief. >> it's okay. >> reporter: hungary is taking them in and moving them through and this man, has been traveling for ten days. how about for the baby? any food, water, formula? he says they've had nothing today. his journey so difficult, he tells us he would rather go back to syria than face this crisis. mary bruce, abc news, on the serbian/croatian border. >> mary, thank you. >> the suspect in those phoenix freeway shootings is being held on $1 million bail. leslie alan merit junior is accused in four of the shootings
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that have terrorized the region. he denies he's the gunman. one of his victims says he doubts merritt is the right guy. >> i've worked as a detention officer back in the '90s. i've been around criminals. i've worked with criminals. i've worked in the jail. it's just the demeanor that he's giving off. >> merritt told a judge he wasn't responsible for the shootings because his gun has been in a pawnshop for months. detectives say they can prove that's not true. the boston area man charged with murdering baby doe is due in court today. the toddler has been identified as bella bond. her mother's boyfriend allegedly confessed to killing the little girl because she was possessed by demons. the mother is charged with helping to cover up that crime. a former peanut executive could be sentenced to life in prison later today for his role in a deadly salmonella outbreak.
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stewart parnell was found guilty of 65 charges related to the outbreak which killed nine people and made hundreds of others sick. prosecutors say parnell and other executives knew their peanut butter was contaminated but shipped it anyway. new wildfire in northern california may have claimed a life. the blaze has destroyed or damaged at least ten homes and a body was found among the ashes. police think the death may have been an earlier suicide. two older wildfires are still burning to the north. those fires have already killed five people and destroyed 1400 homes and thousands more are still threatened. >> some of those houses belonging to volunteer firefighters. they were helping with the butte fire when the blaze claimed 11 of their homes. the their families fled the flames while they were on the lines. there's an effort under way to help these volunteers rebuild. their chief says while they lost their own homes, they helped save countless others. >> it's just crushing.
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the amazing thing is even my volunteers once they learned they'd lost their homes, the fire fight wasn't over and they didn't stop. they were still out there trying to protect other people who hadn't lost their homes yet. >> the butte fire is now 72% contained. some firefighters have been sent home. all evacuation orders lifted, as well. more than 500 homes were destroyed. >> two new york lawmakers are leading a campaign to designate the stonewall inn as a national park. if it receives a designation from congress, the inn would become the first national park to honor lgbt history. the inn became an instant symbol of the fight for gay rights back in 1969 when the riots broke out following a police raid. and here's a great story. all about doing the right thing. it happened in berkeley, california. >> a guy named mike vegas had ordered a pizza and wings from dominos.
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he didn't eat much of it and he didn't each much of it and went to work. when he got home, he got the wings from the fridge and found nearly $1300 cash inside the box. >> i would be annoyed i didn't get my pizza. he posted a picture on facebook and took the money back into dominos for his honesty, vegas will get free pizza for a year. >> wow. >> he says he's going to have to start working out a little bit more. >> oh. apparently he said his first job at 16 was a pizza delivery guy for pizza hut. he feels for the employee who screwed up and put the money in the box. you know what? that's amazing. >> so he empathizes. that's a good guy. i don't know, could you be that person? would you do it. >> i would because i agree with him. i think there's somebody who really is out a lot of money and big trouble. i think i would feel bad they would think they stole the money and that wasn't the case, right? that would bug me for life. >> i would probably eventually do it but there would be a debate. >> eventually do it.
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coming up, the 9-year-old boy who wanted all of his birthday presents to go to the dogs. also ahead, a new wave of thefts from garages. how hackers are outsmarting homeowners. and what you can do to keep your valuables and family safe. later surprises on stage from tracy morgan and huge victories for viola davis. and the cast and crew of "game of thrones" at the emmy awards. i'll have the highlights from hollywood. first today's high temperatures. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" weather. brought to you by olay regenerist luminous. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" weather. brought to you by olay regenerist luminous. hands...where it belongs. olay regenerist. it regenerates surface cells. new skin is revealed in only 5 days. without drastic measures. stunningly youthful. award-winning skin. never settle for anything less. the regenerist collection. from the world's #1.
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from new jersey. she did it in four hours and 31 minutes. minnesota boy celebrating his birthday by giving gifts to police dogs. ethan flynn told his family and friends not to bother with gifts, just donate to his cause buying bulletproof vests for police dogs. each can cost about $26,000. this weekend he delivered a collect for nearly $1300 to the canine unit. >> i think it's outstanding that a 9-year-old would think of something like that. it's pretty special. >> you know what else is special? this is the first time he's skipped birthday parties and gifts to benefit animals. since age 5 he's helped two zoos and reptiles. he met a police dog at a cub scout meeting last spring. goes is on show you, doesn't matter what age you are, you can make a difference. >> who knew those vests were so expensive? $20,000 plus. a utah teen is talking about her ordeal. home sick from school when he two burglars broke in to her
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home. >> she used her head and smartphone and texted for help. neal karlinksky has the story. twro twroip. >> reporter: two suspects behind bars after a chase through the streets of sandy, utah. police pursuing a pair of alleged burglars who might mot not have been caught if not for a cool-headed teenager and her mother. >> i was home sick and i heard someone knock at the door. >> it began inside this utah home. 15-year-old trinity kumpf home sick from school alone when she hears the terrifying sound of someone breaking in, realizing it's too late to run, she puts her phone on silent and sends a test to her mother to call 911. >> i knew someone was trying to get in, so i started texting my mom. >> my daughter is home sick and just sent meet a bunch of texts saying mom someone's in the house. i can hear them. i can't talk on the phone. i'm freaking out. please send someone. >> she says she was afraid if thee she made any noise at all even a whisper, the men might
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find her. >> they were so close to my room i didn't want them to hear me. >> the 911 operator tells the mother to let police handle it. she rushes home anyway telling the dispatcher what she sees. >> he's opening the garage. someone's opening the garage. he's backing into my garage. >> when police arrive, the suspects make a run for it. a police dashcam picks up what happens next. the dramatic chase ending when the suspect's car runs a red light and crashes into two other cars at an intersection. neal karlinksky, abc news, los angeles. what a dramatic story overall. i didn't expect that ending where they went after the crooks. the ordeal lasting about 22 minutes there. interesting. >> and the mother said she usually doesn't answer her phone when she's at work. it's remarkable she had it on and was looking at the text. >> that's also a tiger mom that went after those crooks. coming up, a home security alert.
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how thieves can get inside your home by hacking their way into your garage. >> the simple device that can compromise your garage door remote. you're watching "world news now." >> "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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if you're concerned about if you're concerned about protecting your home when you go out, chances are you lock your doors and you make sure your windows can't be opened. >> but thieves might still be able to get inside actually by hacking your remote control garage door. here's abc's phillip mena. >> reporter: watch this surveillance video of an alleged bandit sneaking into this family's garage. >> my stomach flipped. i was like, somebody is in my garage. >> reporter: moments later, the accused thief riding away with their son's bike. >> there's people walking around in the middle of the night, trying to see what they can get their hands on. >> reporter: but devin durst says it's not what they stole from him but how he stole it. look in the man's hand. durst believes it's something he used to remotely open his garage door. police haven't confirmed the
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claim but are investigating the break-in. >> some kind of a clicker. he was ducking down to come in when it was raising up. >> reporter: security experts say thieves are using devices called code grabbers who intercept the radio signal of your garage door opener. when you're gone, they use the code to open the door. >> i don't think people should be scared. for one thing, there will be a concerted effort in the industry to make this better. >> reporter: still, experts say it's wise to upgrade. >> you need to have a newer garage door opener that changes the code every time you use it. that still doesn't mean it's impossible, but it makes it a lot harder. >> reporter: phillip mena, abc news, new york. >> back in the 1960s when garage doors were very popular and kind of came in, they used the same code. eventually thieves realized it's the same code. if you bought a bunch of different brands, you could pretty much open any door in america. >> thieves would go door to door and make away with their stuff.
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♪ ♪ >> talk about the visit"? i don't know that one. >> maybe a couple weeks ago. so finally, not movies but television. a big night. the primetime emmy awards announced last night in hollywood. there were old barriers that fell and new records that were set. >> and at the end of the night, one surprise presenter. abc's jason nathanson was there. >> it was a history making night at the emmys. four wins for game of thrones, 12 wins on the year as the most ever for a single show. "game of thrones" big win was outstanding drama. history stopped for "modern
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family." it went into the night with five straight wins looking for a sixth, but "veep" took the best prize best comedy and wins for julia louis-dreyfus and tony hale. viola davis the first african-american actress to win an emmy quoting harriet tubman in her acceptance speech. >> i see a line. and over that line i see green fields. [ applause ] >> reporter: another emotional moment -- tracy morgan's first public appearance since the tragic car accident that killed his friend and left him seriously hurt. he was emotional and funny. >> jon hamm's emmy daughter is over. he's a winner in his last try leaping up on the stage skipping the stairs. jon stewart went out a winner with "the daily show" picking up three awards, including best variety talk show. stewart saying he misses tv. amazon had its first wins, two statues for the transgender comedy "transparent," including best director and best actor in a comedy for jeffrey tambor. both spoke out about transgender
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rights. >> to the transgender community, thank you for your patience. >> reporter: other winners included amy schumer, allison janney, a bunch of wins for olive kitteridge and also a winner, host andy samburg who kept things moving and funny throughout the night. backstage at the emmys, los angeles. >> something tells me the partying is still going on on the west coast. >> i was happy to see regina king win an emmy. you know, what does -- why do my eyes look completely glazed out -- blazed out there? >> because you're so excited from your win. i look like i had a little botox and a little nip and tuck there. >> so you look like yourself. >> that's the news for this half-hour. >> follow us on facebook at wnnfans.com. i accept this emmy. news for us this half hour. >> follow us on facebook at wnnfans.com. i accept this emmy. accept this emmy.
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this morning on "world news this morning on "world news now," making history. face to face. >> pope francis and his meeting with raul and fidel castro in cuba. the pontiff's unforgettable visit and his message to thousands and his travels today in this communist country. new details about the suspected sniper busted after a series of freeway shootings in phoenix. what police found on social media about the suspect and what his father is telling everyone. caught on camera, a hellish scene on wheels. the rv burning as it went down the road. the frightened people inside. the rolling inferno and what they did to escape. and television's best. you'll see why the celebrations are going into the early morning hours for jon hamm, viola davis and the catch cast and crew of "game of thrones" after historic
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wins at the emmys. it is monday, september 21st. from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, everybody. i'm kendis gibson. it is monday again. what a good morning it is. >> it is. we're going to begin with the pope's visit to cuba ahead of his arrival in the u.s. 300,000 people hanging on his every word at an open air mass in havana. >> before meeting with fidel castro, pope francis delivered a sermon at an evening service. he discussed the importance of poverty in the roman catholic church and warn against the temptation of wealth. abc's terry moran is traveling with the pope. >> reporter: they greeted him like a brother. the first latin american pope as he made his way through the throngs who reached out to him. hundreds of thousands. a giant cuban flag, and the image of che guevara towering above it all. the heat was smothering.
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no matter, nothing would dampen their enthusiasm or their faith. pope francis celebrated the mass. and in his homily he offered perhaps an indirect, gentle chiding of the communist government here. [ speaking foreign language ] >> reporter: "christians are constantly called to set aside their own wishes and desires, their pursuit of power," he said, "and to look instead to those who are most vulnerable." in the front of the crowd, we found hundreds of kids. how was it? how was it to see the pope? "i'm excited! i was like, hooray! it's the pope! we had a lot of fun!" the mood at this mass was jubilant and grateful, but cuban catholics remember that they have kept their faith through decades of official discouragement and even repression of their religion. and it continues. a protester desperate to reach the pope drops to his knees, pulled away by security officers. two others join him. the pope calls him back, an
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urgent moment. and then the arrests. the pope continued on. he had a private meeting with fidel castro, the 89-year-old revolutionary and the pope who is shaking up the world, too. the pope spends one more full day here in cuba in the cities of santiago, and then it's on to the united states just 90 miles across that water. but a world away. terry moran, abc news, havana, cuba. >> as we've reported the pope was instrumental in helping to restore relations between cuba and the u.s. as flags flew in havana from many different countries, some cuban-americans were also in that crowd there. instead of waiting for the pope's arrival here in the u.s., a group of pilgrims from miami flew down to get a glimpse of him in their home country. >> i think that this time is very important because of the fact that the united states and cuba are opening doors to each other. >> it was a beautiful experience just to be in the presence of pope francis.
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>> many of those cuban-americans who are visiting the island for the first time in decades. they say they're blessed beyond words to hear the pope's message of mercy and reconciliation. >> turning now to the refugee crisis stemming from the war in syria and more help on the way from the united states as the massive crowds continue to overwhelm europe. the u.s. now promising to accept 85,000 refugees next year. and 100,000 more in 2017. and the u.s. is also offering more financial support for the relief effort. meanwhile, more misery off turkey. 13 refugees died when their boat collided with a ferry. back here in this country, a new wildfire in northern california may have claimed a life. the blaze in monterey county has destroyed or damaged at least ten homes and a body was discovered in this scene. police think the death may have been a suicide. two earlier wildfires are still burning to the north and already killed five people and destroyed 1,400, and thousands more are threatened this morning. after taking a day of rest,
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crews in utah resuming their search for a boy still missing after last week's flooding. tyson lucas black is the last known victim of the floods in hildale. 14 people confirmed dead and three were rescued after their vehicles were swept downstream. new details expected to be revealed today in the murder of a boston area child once known as baby doe, now identified as baby doe, now identified as her mother's boyfriend confessed to killing the child because she was possessed by demons. she's expected to be arraigned today on murder charges. the mother charged with helping to cover up the crime. police in phoenix say following social media helped lead them to the freeway shooting suspect. they analyzed the fragments found at the scene of the shootings. kayna whitworth is in phoenix.
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>> reporter: leslie allen merritt junior behind bars, facing more than 20 felony charges in those phoenix highway shootings. >> the suspect presents a dramatic and profound threat to the community. >> reporter: the 21-year-old, whose facebook postings frequently showed guns, insists authorities have made a mistake. >> all i have to say is that i'm the wrong guy. i tried telling the detectives that. >> reporter: the evidence, authorities say, a firearm they believe merritt sold to this pawn shop. >> the test-fired bullets were matched to bullet fragments from four cases over the last weekend in august. >> reporter: 8 of the 11 vehicles targeted struck by bullets, the others hit by projectiles, which police are still investigating as possible copycats. merritt's father says his son is innocent. >> if he committed a crime with a firearm, my son has more sense than to pawn said firearm, because it links directly back to you. >> reporter: in fact his son claims he pawned his gun two months ago. >> we have been living with the fear that someone may be shooting at traffic on i-10. >> reporter: just one person was injured in the shootings -- a
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13-year-old girl -- after the window of the vehicle she was riding in shattered. others, like bus driver robert mcdonald, had close calls. >> you never know if that day is going to be your last. >> reporter: police have not given this community the all-clear. in fact, many school buses still ordered to avoid freeways while this investigation continues. merritt's next court appearance is scheduled for september 25th. kayna whitworth, abc news, phoenix, arizona. the rock band u2 had to cancel last night after what's being called a security breach forcing the evacuation of the entire venue. a swedish report says a man with a gun threatened another person in the audience. u2 arrived in stockholm last wednesday after concerts in amsterdam. the band will make up last night's concert on tuesday before heading to berlin. novelist jackie collins will always be remembered for her steamy tales of the rich and famous. she sold hundreds of millions of books around the world the most famous being "hollywood wives," which sold more than 15 million
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copies. she died over the weekend in los angeles after a struggle with breast cancer. collins was the younger sister of joan collins who tweeted "farewell to my beautiful, brave baby sister." jackie collins was 77 years old. republican presidential candidate ben carson is refusing to back down after saying that a muslim should not be president. taking that comment comes after donald trump declined to correct a town hall participant who wrongly said president obama was a muslim. democratic front-runner hillary clinton has called that talk appalling, and her struggling campaign trying a new tactic. she argues she would be a political outsider if she became the first female president and sees herself as a real person. >> i am a real person with all the pluses and minuses that go along with that. i've been in the public eye for so long it's like the feature that you see in some magazines sometimes. real people actually go shopping.
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>> clinton has seen her support slump as bernie sanders and joe biden gain ground in the polls. an apology for volkswagen, the ceo said he is deeply sorry for violating u.s. emission standards with some of its diesels. volkswagen told dealers to stop selling several vw and audi models. the environmental protection agency last friday accuses them of installing software that allowed the cars to cheat emissions tests. >> okay. so the emmy awards honoring the best tv has to offer are over for another year. and i don't really see our -- where is our statuette? where is it? >> we did win something, didn't we? >> something. got to be. >> best late night show? >> with all the competition we have. it was a historic emmy night with hbo's "game of thrones" winning four times including
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best drama. >> and when you add in its eight wins at the creative artists emmys, that's the most wins ever for a single show. hbo's "veep" won for best comedy. also winning in their categories jon hamm won best actor for playing don draper in "mad men." his eighth nomination for the show. "daily show" won for best variety talk show. jon stewart telling everyone in the tv business to cling to it as long as possible. >> i have been off of television for six weeks, seven weeks. this is the first applause i've heard. it is -- it is barren wasteland out there. >> oh, and perhaps the biggest moment comedian tracy morgan coming out on stage. he told the cheering crowd, this was a surprise. most people didn't know. he missed them so much. morgan cracked a joke about the deadly traffic accident he was involved in saying after he woke up from the coma, he was ecstatic to find out he wasn't the one who "messed up." we'll have much more from the emmys in our next half hour.
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>> he still had his sense of humor there. of course, you know, us here at abc are specially proud of viola davis becoming the first female black woman to win the outstanding actress award there. and it was a wonderful moment. i'll tell you on twitter the reaction was blowing up. gabrielle union tweeting out. viola, she says my god, i'm floored and proud and crying. thank you for letting us share your shine. >> we wish her the best of luck. she looked absolutely gorgeous. coming up, why would a comic want you to yawn? what a challenge especially this morning. also ahead, making coffee for the pope. his holiness has quite a grind the next few days. you'll meet a java expert ready to brew something heavenly for the pope. first, an inferno rolling down the road. the r.v. that burst into flames and what led up to this hellish scene. >> find us on facebook wnnfans.com and twitter @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." inferno rolling down the road. the r.v. that burst into flames and what led up to this
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other boaters rescue the two men on board. no one was injured. we have the story of another daring rescue from a fire this time on dry land. >> again, it was good samaritans who saved lives. linzie janis with their story. >> i need help, and quick. >> reporter: a couple is recovering after making it out of this blistering inferno. joe salce and brenda jelley were driving their rv through pennsylvania. >> all of a sudden smoke started rolling out of the back of the motor home. >> reporter: salce managing to pull over and get out. jelley going back inside to find their cat gumball. >> the smoke was so thick, i fell to the ground, started feeling for her. >> reporter: that's when christopher chmielnicki came to the rescue. the navy veteran risking his own life to save her. >> i ran inside, it was so toxic, i went to my knees, i finally felt her leg. the woman was unconscious. so i picked her up and i drug her all the way to the front of the rv. >> reporter: within seconds the rv rolling backward, setting
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fire to two other vehicles and taking out power lines. both the hero and victim are now out of the hospital after being treated for smoke inhalation. >> what he did was amazing. he's a hero in my world and in my family's world. >> reporter: the couple says they lost everything in the fire, including their life savings. but thankfully, they still have each other. linzie janis, abc news, new york. >> i just couldn't even imagine. >> yeah, and those pictures bring home how close that situation was. good to see that they can live and talk about it. >> it's true. and coming up in our next half-hour, neighbors suing neighbors. the california community divided. at the center of the conflict, an 11-year-old boy who has autism. next, the coffee maker, and the special brew he's cooking up for pope francis. details of the heavenly blend coming up. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. y blend coming up. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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sad that i sad that i'm excited for the "muppets." >> you're very excited. it looks fantastic. there's reason to be excited. so pope francis, he's 78 years old, but he's on a grueling ten-day trip to the new world. and it would be a challenge for a traveler of any age, frankly.
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>> you're absolutely right. when he finally arrives here tomorrow, he will be greeted by a beverage that promises to perk him up. abc's rachel smith explains. >> reporter: pope francis en route to the u.s. on tuesday. and while everyone knows the pontiff is no average joe, he may need a little energy boost. what better way to get him through that six-day grind than with the perfect cup of joe. that's where master coffee taster tracey allen comes in. pope francis aware of his work asked account founder and president of brewed behavior in kansas city to whip up a special blend. one of the many papal perks. how does one create a cup of coffee for someone who is infallible? >> it's a bit overwhelming. humbling. >> reporter: well, like any experts, allen did his research. according to the master brewer, the pope is not only a lover of pizza and a wine aficionado, he's also a coffee connoisseur, allowing allen and his team to brew up the perfect cup.
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>> we do to have more fun with it. i took a few more risks and it paid off. >> with allen an original member of the u.s. barista championship committee and a java super taster, it's safe to say the pope will be highly prepared for his trip to america in the city that never sleeps. and with all that coffee, he probably won't need to. >> i have all the faith in the world in my team and the work leading up to this. it's so great to be able to reward them with saying we got this. >> reporter: rachel smith, abc news, new york. >> so fancy. the pope is a simple man. he sort of downsized his apartment. i thought they would tell us in the piece that he uses instant coffee. >> he's into sanka. >> from the '80s, you're right. >> not as fine -- the baristas that we are, the pope has his routine. he wakes up at 4:30 in the morning every morning. has orange juice and cookies. we'll be providing the pope some coffee clearly. >> i can make a heart design on
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so you can be a business boy wonder! ♪ fix stomach trouble fast with pepto. we were talking about coffee but this is we were talking about coffee but this is something that's a real pick-me-up, i guess. last year, we had this featured this calendar. it was put out by the folks at louie's legacy to raise attention about animal rescues so we wanted to show you some dog photos right now in the 2016 calendar. i have that same reaction to that puppy. >> whoa. >> look at that big dog there. >> wow. >> this is part of their calendar for 2016. last year's was so successful, they decided to do two calendars. quoting from them, we hope that people will buy the calendar for the guys but stick around for the fostering. >> these are gorgeous dogs. i can't take my eyes off the cute little puppies. >> you cannot adopt the guys.
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>> thanks for clarifying. >> we need more than 12 months. >> they are popular calendars. i can see why. those dogs are cute. >> we are shallow. >> some people say that yawning is contagious. you're sympathetic. that's why you yawn. here's a challenge from someone. can you watch three minutes of this without yawning. >> i'm sorry. like my throat was thirsty for air. >> that's mike trap, an writer and comedian based out of new york. he works at college humor. he was challenging people to watch this video for him for three minutes. >> are you yawning from boredom with the video? >> some people say you're sympathetic. that's what makes you want to yawn. other research indicated that's not really the case. scientists are still trying to figure it out. i watch this had for 15 seconds especially on the nightshift, i
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yawned within three seconds. >> that would have happened if you're watching an exciting competition. anyway. >> it could have. i think there's something to being susceptible to yawning when watching it. talk about underachievers when we find out about these youngsters who are already at a young age doing great things. take a look at this young lady. her name is it saffron herndon. she started as a standup comic at 2 years old. this is her at 8 years old. her comedic style is pretty much dark humor into dark humor? she's 5. >> she's a kid. take a listen to her. >> i watched this show called "flintstones" on tv. most of you look like you watched it. but you guys watched, it was probably just called the news. but those showers did look like a lot of fun. were they a lot of fun? >> she's got good comedic timing. >> she does. just do some self-deprecating humor and she's there. >> she could have a late night show. we'd better watch out.
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this morning on "world news now," making history in cuba. the pope's visit to havana, discussing religion and politics during an unprecedented trip. his compelling message as catholicism meets your voice, your vote. and new this half-hour, anger in the streets disrupting nfl fans and mass transit. >> the protests and allegations of police mistreatment. >> the huge night for viola davis and at cast and crew of "game of thrones" and an emotional surprise. tracy morgan in "the skinny" on this monday, september 21st. >> from abc news, this is "world news now."
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good morning, everyone, i'm reena ninan. >> i'm kendis gibson. we're going to get to the emmys. it was a big night for the abc family to see viola davis taking the stage. oprah winfrey among those tweeting about her victory saying wow. >> she's just such a tremendous actor. i remember one scene where she took this wig off and remarkable and just deserves this award so much. >> of course, we'll have more about all the big winners i'm particularly happy about "game of thrones." but it's been overdue. first we'll start with the pope's big historic trip to cuba before touching down on u.s. soil for first time, 300,000 people flocking to see him and just one service. >> pope francis wrapped up a long day in havana with another service focusing on poverty. he delivered a subtle jab to the communist system before meeting with both castro brothers. here's abc's aaron katersky.
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>> reporter: this giant crews fix from a well-known cuban -- crucifix from a well-known cuban artist was presented to pope francis by president raul castro who said this pope might bring him back into the church of his youth. he also visited fidel castro after he celebrated mass before hundreds of thousands of people warning them about elitism and encouraging a life of service. many in this crowd have kept the faith through decades of castro era repression. the pope said he hopes his visit here to cuba encourages the government in cuba to give the church the freedom it needs. cuban authority kept dissidents from the pope and tussled with protesters who came too close. as francis tours it the city, he encounters mainly cubans who said latin america's first pope gives them hope. francis signals change, new things, this woman says. if francis says it, good things can happen. change is coming to cuba. the question is how fast and how
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far. until then, the pope encouraged cubans to look after one another. aaron katersky, can abc news, havana. a brand-new poll just out this morning before the pope's american visit shows a real change among american roman catholics. 56% now say the church is in touch with their views thanks to pope francis. that's the highest number in 20 years. up from 34% when francis began his papacy. 81% of american roman catholics now have a favorable view of the church. 15% do not like the direction the church is going. two americans held hostage in yemen have arrived the country of oman. sam farran and scott darden were greeted by the ambassador. the men were kidnapped by rebels back in march. a third american also being held in yemen was not released and his fate is unclear. the united states is promising to do more to help
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stem the refugee crisis pushing some european countries to their limit. the u.s. plans to take in 185,000 refugees over the next two years, mostly from syria. secretary of state john kerry acknowledged the additional help falls far short of the international demand. >> we still need to do more and we understand that. there are 7 million men and women and children displaced inside syria, 4 million more are refugees. >> as countries like hungary and croatia struggle to cope with the influx of refugees, there's been another tragedy off the coast of turkey. 137 syrians drowned when the boat capsized on the way to greece. now to the race for 2016 and those controversial comments by one of the leading republican candidates. ben carson saying over the weekend that a muslim does not belong in the white house. with more on your voice, your vote, here's abc's devin dwyer.
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>> reporter: questions of tolerance are testing the republican candidates. >> would i consider putting a muslim-american in my cabinet? absolutely no problem with it. >> reporter: how about a muslim for president? 60% of americans say they'd support it. >> i mean, that's such a hypothetical question. >> i absolutely would not agree with that. >> reporter: and what about the religion of president obama? >> i haven't raised the question. i don't talk about it and i don't like talking about somebody else's faith. >> he's born in the united states. he's a christian. >> reporter: the debate bursting back into the open this week at a rally for donald trump. >> we have a problem in this country, it's called muslims. >> reporter: a statement of intolerance that trump left unanswered for three days. >> most are fabulous. and i have friends that are muslims. >> reporter: while republicans grapple with diversity, democrats are shaming the gop. >> to play into some of the worst impulses that people have
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these days is just irresponsible. it's appalling. >> what trump is doing is appealing to the baser instincts among us. xenophobia, and frankly, racism. >> reporter: for now, trump's still in the lead. but in a new cnn poll, he's losing ground. carly fiorina's now neck and neck with ben carson. while scott walker, once a frontrunner, now an asterisk. and democrats are having their own internal debate about authenticity. hillary clinton in an interview declaring that she's a "real person," as bernie sanders and joe biden with their big personalities chip away at her support. devin dwyer, nbc, washington. a former peanut executive could be sentenced to life in prison later today for his role in a deadly salmonella outbreak. stewart parnell was found guilty of 65 charges related to the outbreak which killed hundreds of people and made others sick. they say parnell knew it was contaminated but shipped it anyway. the teachers strike in seattle is officially over. classes started last thursday when a tentative agreement was reached between the two sides. the new contract was ratified yesterday by overwhelming majority that gives teachers a 9.5% pay raise over three years,
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not including state cost of living adjustments. some of those teachers in seattle might not be in too good of a mood this morning. for the reason why, we turn now for sports with reena. >> i remember the last time the seahawks faced the packers. the nfc title game in january. same team, different outcomes. last night green bay up by ten in the third quarter. seattle quarterback russell wilson threw two touchdown passes one to fred jackson, the second to doug baldwin. but it was all packers from there. green bay's aaron rogers hitting richard rogers -- no relation -- for a t.d. the packers win this one, 27-17. in the sunday night baseball game, the new york yanks flexing some muscle against the mets with the national league east leading. mets up 1-0. the yankees piled on five runs
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in the sixth inning. then for good measure, the yankees scored another five in the eighth. the yankees -- >> beatdown. >> you're right. >> yeah. >> the yankees take two out of three against the mets. this one ended 11-2. and hey, thank you, jack. no sports with reena would be complete without the college football play of the year so far. >> amazing. >> last saturday night ole miss scored a wild touch down against alabama. the ball bouncing off a defender into the arms of a mississippi receiver who took it to the house as they say. >> yeah. >> yes! ole miss took down the the tide for the second straight year. is this beginning of the end of the tide dynasty? they won 43-37. i loved that they had a hype video, ole miss did. it was called "phenomenal or be forgotten." that's their hype video.
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>> boom. coming up in "the skinny," the red-hot fashions and wardrobe changes last night at the emmy awards. also ahead, the major league baseball usher who hasn't missed a game in 52 years. wait till you hear the rest of his amazing story. and the neighborhood uproar over the behavior of an 11-year-old boy. it's a major dispute going to court. but first, today's forecast. you're watching "world news now." that game was incredible. >> which game? that game was incredible. >> which game? "world news now" weather, brought to you by creditcards.com. creditcards.com. brought to you by creditcards.com. what do you got to offer us today? ♪balance transfer that's my game♪ ? in. "world news now" weather, brought to you by creditcards.com. in. "world news now" weather, brought to you by creditcards.com. n. "world news now" weather, brought to you by creditcards.com. . "world news now" weather, brought to you by creditcards.com. "world news now" weather, brought to you by creditcards.com. whatever kind you're searching for, creditcards.com lets you compare hundreds of cards to find the one that's right for you. just search, compare, and apply at creditcards.com.
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rail service in minnesota's capital yesterday making getting to the minnesota vikings game a little bit more difficult. they were protesting the arrest last month by transit police of a 17-year-old with asperger's syndrome. they shut down the green line which goes to the stadium. the team claims he was roughed up by police which protesters say was unnecessary. >> police should be trained with how to deal with the autistic, not just the autistic but the disabled, period. >> counterprotesters say football fans were being penalized unfairly for the transit company's actions. the transit system provided buses for riders going to the game. autism is at the center of a nasty dispute among neighbors in silicon valley. >> the parents of a young boy with autism are being sued because of what neighbors say is the boy's disruptive behavior. more from abc's neal karlinksky. >> reporter: in what otherwise looks like a quintessential american suburb, neighbors are embroiled in an ugly battle. suing to declare a child with autism, who lived here, "a public nuisance." >> for us this case is not
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really about autism as far as we're concerned. it's about the safety of our children. they were attacked on multiple occasions. reporter: the families who are suing say they don't blame the 11-year-old boy and they're not attacking autism. but they claim his parents didn't do enough to control their son and prevent him from hurting their young children. allegedly attacking them during a birthday party and repeatedly and at random while playing outside. >> all of the children here have witnessed so much violence. there was an increased fear in the kids. they didn't even want to step outside of their house. >> reporter: the father of the boy who's being sued told the "san jose mercury news," "this has been pretty devastating for us, but we are doing our best to cope with it." they've since moved. autism advocates worry about possible backlash. >> i would hope that the court doesn't rule against the family because that creates another barrier. that is not a solution. >> reporter: the family says
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they want damages for past abuse and assurances that the boy will be better supervised. and even though the family and that boy have since moved, the lawsuit continues to go forward. neal karlinksky, abc news, los angeles. >> and the case returns to a judge on tuesday. waiting to see if we learn more this week about the situation. >> the boy's family, by the way, was just renting the home at the time. now they're gone. when we come back, it's "skinny" time. this morning it's all about the emmys. >> the winners, the losers and who wore it best. we've got it covered. "skinny" up next. "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. "world news now" continues after did you know that people born from 1945 through 1965 have the highest rates of hepatitis c,
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♪ skinny, so skinny okay. it's "skinny" time. this morning it's all about the 67th annual primetime emmy awards. tv's big night in hollywood with breakthroughs to report. >> it was a fun night overall. viola davis earning the top honor for an actress in a drama series for abc's "how to get away with murder." she is the first nonwhite actress to claim that prize referring to the abolitionist harriet tubman in her acceptance speech saying you cannot win emmys with roles that are not there. >> jon hamm broke his string of bad luck, crawling onto the stage from his front row seat after eight best actor nominations, finally winning for his iconic part in "mad men." and "game of thrones" the best
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drama series, setting a new record for most emmy wins ever. the sci-fi series earning 12 radars this year beating the west wing's" record by three. you love this show. >> i do love the show. i'm sure many of the fellow fans are trying to see if the actor who plays john snow was on stage. if that might be one clue that he's really not dead because we know he's not dead. we know that that was just fake blood at the end of the season. no, he's coming back. he's been spotted in dublin. they're shooting. >> okay. we're going to take your word for it. if it doesn't happen, we're coming to get you. a big night for "veep," winning top comedy series. star julia louis-dreyfus has made her fourth trip to the stage to pick up the award for best comedy actress. >> but there were some other high points of the night. jon stewart got "the daily show" gang back together to pick up
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the award for the best variety talk series. he stepped away from the show after 16 years. and it was clear he missed it. >> i have been off of television for six weeks, seven weeks, whatever it is. this is the first applause i've heard. it is -- it is barren wasteland out there. >> do you think he's coming back? maybe, possibly? but really, this was the night's biggest surprise. take a look. comedian tracy morgan's triumphant return as a presenter recalling the fatal car crash an that left him in a coma for eight days. also revealing he's still got it. >> i finally regained consciousness. i was ecstatic to learn that i wasn't the one who messed up. [ laughter ] >> it was so great to see him finally step out there on stage. >> it's proof that he still has a sense of humor after all of that. and he's still going through the physical and no doubt mental
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recovery from that accident on the new jersey turnpike. but yeah, a long road ahead. >> remarkable to see him out there. >> incredible. on the red carpet, really hot stuff literally. temperatures nearing 100 degrees. actor/host mario lopez tweeting these pictures of his shirt. completely soaked through. but everyone kept their cool. >> unbelievable. kerry washington setting the tone in a metallic lace dress by mark jacobs. and sophia vergara sticking to the theme in a shimmering gown by st. john. >> claire danes shining in a sequinned prada dress with hardware, as well. christina hendrix too covered up for the heat. but this beaded gown a sight to see. and heidi klum, did you see her outfit? >> look at that. >> a little bit of an outlier here. a versace gown that some pundits claimed channeled another tv star, big bird.
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canary yellow color. >> it did not. it's beautiful. >> it is pretty, but you know, it is an homage to "sesame street". >> if you're a little overwhelmed trying to keep up with all the great tv shows you're not alone. host andy samberg locked himself away in a bunker for a year just to binge watch all the shows his friends are talking about. >> when he emerges he learns there are lots more he still hasn't seen. i know the feeling. >> "empire, "how to get away with murder," "house of cards," "houdini," reruns of "m.a.s.h.," "the daily show," "the bachelorette," "stephen colbert," "snl," "what not to wear." >> how do you keep up? there are just too many. when you're working the night shift. >> it's really difficult. you start binging on them during the day. once we get off and then you're asleep two minutes later. >> yeah, that's the problem. >> netflix has several shows out there that are really good right now. >> we got to catch up "how to get away with murder" and
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"scandal" because they all start this week. >> and the muppets. we'll be back. week. >> and the muppets. we'll be back.
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chance. >> 310 right. >> reporter: an usher at a mets game. a little older than most. then i saw the photo posted nearby of a young man in an army uniform. same guy? he said yes from world war ii. >> i had my picture on the wall every day. >> reporter: why? >> i like to show it off. >> reporter: 91-year-old luke gasparre has been an usher for almost as long as there's been a mets team. >> shea stadium, a new park. >> reporter: he started opening day 1964. since then, he's worked roughly 3,000 games. >> its an a great job. it's outdoor. i enjoy the people. >> reporter: every game he puts on his medals. purple heart for a bullet wound to his hand and the bronze star. >> once they see the picture on the wall, is that you, yes, that's me. that starts the conversation. >> reporter: in his 52 years as an usher, he's seen it all. ♪ shake it up baby >> reporter: the beatles in 1965, the two mets world series championships and two years ago, he was honored on the field by the team. >> luke gasparry. >> reporter: right now the mets
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are playing great baseball in first place with a very good shot at the playoffs, and if they make it to the world series -- >> god willing, i'll be here and you come up and see me. >> reporter: i think i will. ron claiborne, abc news, new york. >> look at ron working the connections there. love it. >> they would be good friends. that poor man been there 52 years. he's seen a lot of disappointments from the mets over the years. >> also happy moments. he's got a room in his home full of memorabilia. >> i bet he does. hopefully he'll get to see the mets make it into the playoffs. >> maybe so. >> don't miss our updates, facebook wnnfans.com. >> maybe so. >> don't miss our updates, facebook wnnfans.com. >> this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades. now" informing insomniacs for two decades.
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